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|Ambassador Ernest Corea|
|President of Media Task Force Global Co-operation Council|
|Senior Consultant Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Secretariat|
|Consultant, World Bank|
|Chairman of the Commonwealth Select Committee on the media and development|
|Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States, Cuba and Mexico|
|High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Canada|
|Features Editor and Foreign Affairs columnist of the Singapore 'Straits Times'|
|Editor of the Ceylon Daily News and the Ceylon Observer, Colombo|
|Born||Kurana, Katunayake, Sri Lanka|
|Children||Lester Corea, Andy Corea|
|Alma mater||Royal College Colombo.|
Ernest Corea is a Sri Lankan journalist and a diplomat.
His parents were Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea, and was the brother of Vernon Corea a pioneering broadcaster with Radio Ceylon/SLBC and Ethnic Minorities Adviser to the BBC. Rev. Corea was Rural Dean of Colombo in the Church of Ceylon, Vicar of St. Luke's Church Borella, and St. Paul's Church, Milagiriya.
Ernest Corea was educated at the Royal College, Colombo and the University of Peradeniya.
He was a leading journalist with the Lake House Group in Colombo, rising to the top as Editor of the Ceylon Daily News and The Ceylon Observer. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon is the largest newspaper group in South Asia. Corea was appointed Features Editor and a Foreign Affairs Columnist at the well known South-East Asian newspaper, the Singapore Straits Times in the 1970s.
In the 1980s he was appointed Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in Canada and served as Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States, Cuba and Mexico. Ambassador Corea presented his credentials to U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House, in Washington D.C. He spearheaded the first ever State Visit to the United States of a Sri Lankan Head of State when President Junius Richard Jayewardene was invited to the White House by U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1984.